Once just fields and farmland, the Pleasant Plains neighborhood of today offers diversity and affordability. This central DC community is mostly residential, but it’s also home to Howard University, and more recently, plans to bring in some new development.
Many of its residents today are tied to the university. Its history, however, stretches back generations.
Pleasant Plains gains its namesake from a large estate of the same name. The massive property was eventually sold off, divided into suburbs, and annexed by the city.
These days, neighborhood streets are still lined by two-level, Wardman-style rowhouses, but you’ll also now find some newer construction condos for buyers to choose from. Still, Pleasant Plains offers the advantage of…